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Owakudani, meaning the Great Boiling Valley, is located in the mountain town of Hakone. One can take an aerial tram up to the hot springs, or walk up the 1 km path. On clear days either route delivers spectacular views of the ominous Mt. Fuji.
Once the springs are reached, kuro-tamago, or black eggs, can be purchased five at a time. The eggs are ordinary chicken eggs but the shell turns black due to being boiled in the hot sulfur spring. Local tradition holds that for each black egg eaten, seven years is added to one's life. However, some say that eating more than two is not recommended.
The valley is sometimes referred to as "The Death Valley" by locals. Some 3000 years ago Mount Hakone erupted leaving the hot spring filled crater. All along the path to the egg vendor are active sulfuric geysers, which can be hazardous at times. The area is prone to landslides due to the constant volcanic activity. In potentially unsafe conditions, the walkways to the egg boiling springs may be closed.
M3.0 - 15km NW of Eutaw, Alabama
32.938°N 88.004°W depth=6.3 km (3.9 mi)
2015-06-06 18:09:35 (UTC)
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15km (9mi) NW of Eutaw, Alabama
50km (31mi) SW of Tuscaloosa, Alabama
51km (32mi) SW of Northport, Alabama
73km (45mi) SSE of Columbus, Mississippi
171km (106mi) WNW of Montgomery, Alabama
GREENE COUNTY - AL - You don't hear this too often in Alabama, but the United States Geographical Survey reports an earthquake in Greene County Saturday afternoon. It happened at 1:09 p.m. near Eutaw.
USGS reports the quake at a magnitude 3.0. According to the USGS site, that means the earthquake can be felt, but rarely causes damage. At that magnitude, indoor object might noticeably shake.
Some people told us on Twitter and Facebook, they felt it all the way in Northport.
AER and the Alberta Geological Survey believed the two January earthquakes may have been associated with multistage hydraulic fracturing.